March 21, 2008 - 4.0
Nominally this ride starts at the Reefton Pub, but much of the lead in road is quit pleasant. I personally have never seen a cop on the Reefton Spur but I have seen plenty going to and from, so beware. From the Reefton Pub you turn left up and over the bridge an into the hills. This road first climbs the range and then runs the ride before dropping down into a saddle between two hills. The road is fairly tight and demanding and the traffic generally light (as the road doesnt really go anywhere). Hazzards include damp patches that hang arround forever after rain in winter, snow is not uncommon either, and the occassional very slippery piece of bark. Like most Australian roads, dont stray off the road or you will face plant a tree and then fall several meters. You have come to the end of the main part of the Reefton when you arrive at a T-juction after descending a hill. Usually there will be several bikes parked just round the corner to the left as riders take a deep breath before running the spur in the opposite direction. An alternative is to continue to the left over a less demanding but still twisty road to Marysville and one of the many cafes.